UK's Cameron arrives in Libya

2011-09-15 10:46

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron has arrived on a visit to Libya where he and French President Nicolas Sarkozy will meet the country's new leaders, a spokesperson for Cameron said on Thursday.

Cameron was expected to announce a package of assistance to support Libya's transition after the end of Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year-rule.

French finance minister said the visit by the leaders was not about landing economic deals but about showing support for the former rebels who ousted Gaddafi.

Francois Baroin, speaking on France-Info radio, said the visit "is a strong gesture, it is a historic moment to go today to Libya".

A Libyan official said that Cameron and Sarkozy's trip was the first such visit by foreign leaders since Gaddafi’s downfall.

Asked whether there were economic arguments for the visit, Baroin said, "we are not at that stage".

He said France's focus was not yet on reconstruction contracts but on supporting the interim leadership and pursuing "the last pro-Gaddafi pockets".

  • Poloyatonki - 2011-09-15 10:58

    Cameron is there to discuss how they can suck Libya dry, just like they did to other African states...

      MSGRule - 2011-09-15 11:02

      Yes why not the country is not i a position to take part. And all they are doing is causing a hike in crude oil price.

      Underwhelmed - 2011-09-15 11:06

      'a package of assistance to support Libya's transition after the end of Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year-rule...' [OR] A set of rules & instructions in exchange for financing, mostly regarding the selling of Libya's natural resources at a massive discount. Sarcozy & Cameron the Economic hitmen.

      tootingdel - 2011-09-15 11:08

      And if you think that is the case why aren't other african states there talking with the new Libyan leaders to make sure it doesn't happen? We so often hear of african solutions to african problems but nothing gets done. If african government leaders were more proactive rather than just interested in lining their own personal pockets I would be more inclined to agree with you. African leaders have done nothing to help the oppressed people of Libya, Zimbabwe and many others here on this continent and elsewhere - note SA's support in the UN for the military dictatorship in Myanamar (Burma). They also tend not to provide any aid to help failed states such as Somalia - isn't it surprising that Western nations are involved for what ever reason?

      slg - 2011-09-15 15:49

      Exactly how is this likely to happen? Please explain.

  • Underwhelmed - 2011-09-15 11:02

    The Queen is dead. Long live the Queen!

      MSGRule - 2011-09-15 11:04

      When did she die?

      Underwhelmed - 2011-09-15 11:24

      It's a saying (mostly in the context of a revolution) the ruler is ousted by the people but immediately replaced with another one (who usually is exactly the same).

  • MSGRule - 2011-09-15 11:03

    "UK's Cameron arrives in Libya" What kind of headline is this. He is the prime minister of a country.

      john - 2011-09-15 11:17

      Exactly. Do you ever read the headline "America's Obama arrives in...?" He has been PM for a year now, he is sufficiently well known that the words "Cameron", "PM Cameron" or "Prime Minister Cameron" should suffice.

      thetruth - 2011-09-15 12:41

      Do uy really respect this warmongering thief so much as to address him as a prime minister...he is selling the blind flocks in his country for financial gain---for his cronies(big business) and himself

  • Rikhogrande - 2011-09-15 11:05

    Time to go get that return on investment boys, these rebels need to learn that NATO bombing doesn't come for free. These guys are going to make such a killing.

  • Jacob - 2011-09-15 11:06

    Why cant Libia with all its oil and reserves of petrodollars bail out the suffering Eurozone? The Frenchies bomb Libya (what cost in money and carbon footprint) while the French banks must bail out the Greekies.

  • Westhater - 2011-09-15 11:36

    As expected, queen's puppy sent to get what was needed from the word go. Imperialism have always got a way to get their agenda completed infront of the world.

      Servaas - 2011-09-15 11:41

      With your comment I can only assume who you support. Look at the bigger picture instead of just imperialism.

      Zee - 2011-09-15 15:13

  • King147 - 2011-09-15 11:39

    So enter the wolves!

  • slg - 2011-09-15 15:50

    Personally I dislike Cameron. I think he lacks depth and wisdom.

  • Mr Nonsense - 2011-09-15 19:36

    Lets watch and see how these suckers will suck Libya dry,they make sure that they brain wash the Libyan people before any other country could invest there.Oh shame unto the NTC = NATO TRANSITIONAL COUNCIL

  • Law01 - 2011-09-15 21:56

    Sarkozy is jewish, this is all part of the Zionist Plot to Rule The World.What is this invasion in the name of "liberating Libyans"??? Why not Zimbabwe, it is the OIL People, the Zionists want to control the entire Middle East and Oil Rich Countries. The Zionists were also behind the Crisis in Europe (eg:Greece). Could we be somewhere on their Hitlist?? Visit: and read the Book "confessions of an economic Hitman) by John Perkins STOP THESE MURDERERS!! Lawyer for Human Rights, Peace, Justice...

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